BONUS: Hard Fork Live! Big Tech’s Arch Nemesis + Bot or Not?

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Hosted by Kevin Roose and Casey Newton

Produced by Davis Land and Rachel Cohn

Edited by Jen Poyant

Engineered by Alyssa Moxley

Original music by Dan Powell and Marion Lozano

Jonathan Kanter, who heads up the Justice Department’s antitrust division, believes that antitrust laws are critical for innovation — from ad tech to A.I. The assistant attorney general is bringing a new philosophy to enforcing those laws. So, how is his new approach to protecting competition playing out?

Plus: Can you guess whether that was a bot or not?

On today’s episode:

Jonathan Kanter is the assistant attorney general for the Justice Department’s antitrust division.

Additional reading:

Jonathan Kanter has long been a critic of big tech.

The Justice Department has accused Google of abusing a monopoly over online advertising.


“Hard Fork” is hosted by Kevin Roose and Casey Newton and produced by Davis Land and Rachel Cohn. The show is edited by Paula Szuchman and Jen Poyant. Engineering by Alyssa Moxley and original music by Dan Powell, Elisheba Ittoop, Marion Lozano, Sophia Lanman and Rowan Niemisto. Fact-checking by Caitlin Love.

Special thanks to Jordan Cohen, Paula Szuchman, Nell Gallogly, Kate LoPresti and Jeffrey Miranda.

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